Ohio man fatally shoots 14-year-old son after mistaking him for intruder

CINCINNATI - Police in Cincinnati say a man has fatally shot his 14-year-old son in their home, thinking he was an intruder.

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Police say the man thought his son had caught the bus for school Tuesday morning, but the teen returned home soon afterward. Police say the man heard a noise in the basement and checked on it with a gun in his hand.

Police say the father fired after apparently being startled, hitting the boy in the neck.

Authorities say the boy was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police Lt. Steve Saunders says the father is being interviewed by police.

No names were immediately released.



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